When you arrive at Russell square the facade of the hotel looks just great: old charm and class.
Nice start but not a good point in managing expectations.
If you would bring this hotel as a 3*** to the market probably nobody would complain. But the 4**** and the facade (and the price) make you expecting more.
Some rooms are far better then others, some are refurbished, some are large. I stayed 3 times in this hotel and from the room pictures you couldn't tell it was the same hotel.
Basics are all there and OK with some details NOK (some paint missing, windows needed to be replaced, ...)
Staff is professional but not warm nor welcoming
However great location in Bloomsbury, tube around the corner, not too far from St Pancreas.
keep in mind:
Breakfast: quantity over quality
Wifi: "easy way": buy scratch card at reception, set up account with full information, login, ... , average signal in room, average speed...must be joking.
If you can get it for a reasonable price (this is London) and keep in mind what to expect it is a decent option.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are delighted to present The Principal London which will open in stages throughout the course of the summer, and will fully launch in September 2017. The Principal London is an iconic establishment nestled in the heart of the city. Whether you wish to indulge in a spot of shopping or want to host a conference at one of London's most exclusive addresses, The Principal London is the perfect base for business or leisure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Russell Hotel London
- Hotel London Russell
- Russel Hotel London
- The Principal London England